I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.”
–Frank Lloyd Wright
It’s been a rough start to 2012. Such great intentions to start fresh, so little time to actually do the things I want to do. Tired and busy seem to be the theme so far. What do I expect? I have two little kids running my life. Yesterday I was wishing for the day they would both be in full day school. Wishing for time to do what I want to do. But I have to live in the NOW. Am I going to wait 2 years to start living or do I make the best with what I have now? Life goes on no matter how tired or busy we are.
I was thinking of a boxing analogy for life. If there are two opponents. One is me, and the other is life. I can stand there and get punched and knocked out, or I can fight my opponent and win the match. It doesn’t matter how tired I am, my opponent will still throw the punches. If I don’t fight back, then I am sure to lose.
Things come to those who go for it. If I wait and let life come to me, then I get what I get. If I live and work towards the goals I set for myself, I win, no matter how many punches get thrown my way.
My situation isn’t ideal. I wish I had more time to prepare. I wish I had more sleep. I wish I had more time for myself. I wish, I wish, I wish.
But the time is now, and time is precious. I know what I want. It won’t come to me… I must fight to make it mine. But right now, I have to go… a child is crying and needs me.